Category Archives: Irrigation

Yellow Trees from Being Too Wet

It is very common to see yellow trees in the spring. The lack of color is often due to saturated soils which reduces the movement of oxygen into the soil, killing fine feeder roots. This impacts the ability for the tree to take in water and nutrients, leading to micro-nutrient deficiencies, impacting nut set and […]

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Water Use Efficiency: Irrigating for the Highest Crop per Drop

Written by David Doll (UCCE Merced County) and Allan Fulton (UCCE Tehama County) This past week I presented on our preliminary findings of the water production function trials underway across the state. Highlights included the release of some newer crop coefficients that were determined using eddy-covariance stations placed in the North and South, discussion on […]

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